For a start, no commercial buildings are designed to be shut down for months at a time. No one would have contemplated that this would happen, said Architect Centre Sdn Bhd accredited architect and trainer Anthony Lee Tee.
How are a couple of F&B operators adapting to stay afloat in these trying times? And, are they innovating to stay ahead of the game?
Rehda vice-president and Selangor Branch chairman Zulkifly Garib: For properties, location is a matter of choice. For example, there are places where the Bumiputeras will not choose to live and also places where non-Bumiputeras will not go to. It is tricky to find a balance.
Sold for: RM2,000,000 (RM654.24 psf based on land area); Concluded by: Joseph Tin (REN 31981) (019-265 6602) of Tech Realtors Properties Sdn Bhd; When: December 2019
Malaysia Shopping Malls Association (PPK) president Tan Sri Teo Chiang Kok: Judging by statistics, [malls] are still not yet overbuilt save for specific areas. On a per capita basis, the volume of retail space is still manageable